Sunday, November 20, 2011

Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia - Is there a connection?

At the reunion, someone asked if our family was connected with the town of Colquitt in Miller County, Georgia.  I've even had the same thought!  And it certainly makes sense since our last name is Miller and one of James Lewis' sons is (Edgar) Colquitt.  Wouldn't that be a great discovery?

So, I did a quick Google search and.........nope, it doesn't appear so. 

According to The New Georgia Encyclopedia, "[t]he town was named for Walter Terry Colquitt, a circuit-riding Methodist preacher, attorney, judge, and statesman who served Georgia in the state senate, U.S. senate, and U.S. Congress."   "The county was named for attorney Andrew Miller, who served in the state senate and later became president of the Medical College of Georgia."

Anyway, since that's cleared up, are there any other questions out there we need answers for?

By the way, if you ever decide to venture to Colquitt, Georgia, I understand their Swamp Gravy show is well worth the drive.   To learn more, click on the link:

1 comment:

  1. Claudia RogersNovember 21, 2011

    Thanks for the history lesson, Tanya.

    Its so funny, when the question was posed at the reunion, my sisters and I laughed and said we would have to detour through there on the way home and take back what is rightfully belonged to the Millers! *snort*